Lucha Underground star Mariposa was recently a guest on the Women’s Pro Wrestling Weekly podcast. They sent us these highlights:
How Mariposa came about: “So, basically…when I first met with Lucha Underground, they had already had in mind that there was going to be I think 5 or 7 Tribes. And each Tribe was going to be “The Snake Tribe” and the This Tribe and That Tribe, and two of the Tribe Leaders were female…and they did actually open the door to give me an option whether do I want to go this direction, or do I want to go that direction?
“So I ended up choosing The Moth Tribe…My personality and my wrestling style fit what they needed for the character specifically. So it was a character that they had already came [sic] up with, they just needed somebody to fill the role.”
Why she wants to go to WWE as staff and not talent: “I’ve learned about myself over the years, and I really, really enjoy helping people and I’ve really gotten to get a lot of experience working behind the scenes, and I just feel like I’d be more valuable to the company doing that. Especially being female wrestler with my experience I would be able to focus on helping the girls. If they ever needed or wanted guidance, I would love to be that person for them.”
If she’d go back to IMPACT: “No…and, uh, not interested…the drama and politics wasn’t fun at the time. But, I mean, who I am to say that now? I mean, they have a completely new staff, times have definitely changed. New ownership and everything, so really me saying that kinda has no credibility now…but, no, I still don’t wanna go back (laughs)…Not for any negative reasons, I’m happy where I’m at right now.”